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:virgo-name: Virgo
:version: 3.7.0.RELEASE
:umbrella-virgo-name: Eclipse Virgo
:tomcat-product-name: Virgo for Apache Tomcat
:tomcat-product-name-short: VTS
:jetty-product-name: Virgo Jetty Server
:jetty-product-name-short: VJS
:kernel-product-name: Virgo Kernel
:kernel-product-name-short: VK
:nano-product-name: Virgo Nano
:nano-product-name-short: VN
:user-guide: link:../../virgo-user-guide/html/index.html[User Guide]
:tooling-guide: link:../../virgo-tooling-guide/html/index.html[Tooling Guide]
:gemini-blueprint-guide:[Eclipse Gemini Blueprint Reference Guide]
:spring-framework-version: 4.2.9.RELEASE
:imagesdir: assets/images
== Using the p2 director
=== Prerequisites
The {tomcat-product-name}, or {tomcat-product-name-short} for short, requires Java SE 6 or later to be installed. Java is available from[] and elsewhere.
Since you're going to use the p2 director you'll need to get it. The easiest way is to download Eclipse from[here].
It has built-in p2 director and other p2 applications.
Setting the Target Platform
Before using the director make sure you have a proper target platform set. Otherwise you may not see the director application. Here's how to do that:
Go to Eclipse's Preferences->Plug-in Development->Target Platform. Below is shown how the view looks like when a default target platform is set.
If for some reason you don't have any target platform set or it's not the default one you must set the default target platform from the image above.
If the default target platform is missing then add a new one via the *Add...* button and select the *Default* radio button as shown below:
You can now click *Next* and then *Finish*.
anchor:using-director[Installing with the p2 director from Eclipse]
=== Installing with the p2 director from Eclipse
This section covers briefly using the p2 director for installing.
A helpful page is the p2 director's[documentation at].
There you can find more information on the different supported arguments.
Here's how to use the GUI version of the director built-in Eclipse.
. Go to the *Run* context menu and select *Run Configurations*
. Create a new one and choose the director application as shown below, then switch to the *Arguments* tab
In the image below the "Location:" text box's value is managed by your IDE, don't type anything in there.
In the *Program Arguments* section append the director arguments. Here's an example I used:
-repository <yourP2repo>
-installIU nano.product
-tag InitialState
-destination /Users/<youruser>/install/virgo
-profile VirgoProfile
-p2.os ${target.os} ${}
-p2.arch ${target.arch}
The *-repository* argument accepts any valid p2 repository.
The *-destination* argument accepts any valid absolute location. It defines the location where your Virgo installation will be provisioned.
If the directory does not exist, it will be created by the director.
These arguments produce a {nano-product-name} installation. For the *p2.** arguments use the same properties from the example above. Eclipse will substitute them later with real values.
The passed value for *-installIU* determines which Virgo product is going to be installed. Here's a list of all Virgo product install IUs:
*nano.product* - {nano-product-name}
*nano-full.product* - {nano-product-name} Full ({nano-product-name-short} ` p2 ` GW)
*kernel.product* - {kernel-product-name}
*tomcat-server.product* - {tomcat-product-name}
*jetty-server.product* - {jetty-product-name}
Finally, run the created configuration. You should see the following output in Eclipse's Console